Steward requests/Miscellaneous/2019-06

Manual requests

Deletion request on wikis with no active admins

Status:    Done
  1. wikt:ga: only sysop last active on 2019-03-25
    1. wikt:ga:Name
    2. wikt:ga:name
  2. w:km: one sysop last active on 2019-04-15, other two on 2019-01-03, 2018-05-21
    1. w:km:អាល់ប៊ុម_នំបញ្ចុក
    2. w:km:35_ខ្សែភាពយន្តម
  3. w:scn: sysops last active on 2019-02-18
    1. w:scn:Treccani
    2. w:scn:Template:Vedi_anche
  4. wikt:sq: only sysop last active back to 2015
    1. wikt:sq:Wiktionary:Nënshkrimet
    2. wikt:sq:Wiktonary:Ndërrimi_i_emrit_të_përdoruesit
  5. q:ro: only sysop last active back to 2017
    1. q:ro:Roro

Thanks in advance--94rain Talk 07:39, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

  DoneAjraddatz (talk) 07:48, 1 June 2019 (UTC)

OAuth approval request for SWViewer

Status:    Done

New version. Reason: that + new permission (create new pages to send warn-messages to vandals’ talk pages). @DannyS712:.--Iluvatar (talk) 11:23, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done --Tgr (WMF) (talk) 12:49, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
And disable old version, please.—Iluvatar (talk) 13:16, 3 June 2019 (UTC)
@Iluvatar: cool, thanks --DannyS712 (talk) 16:36, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Block IP (SCO)

Status:    Done --WikiBayer 👤💬 09:14, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:39, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Block user Oiuytfdsdfghk,fcmdkumjxyjhhgkitgikgfkifkfdkdthmstdmjfujfujmdujdm (tpi)

Status:    Done

only vandalism--WikiBayer 👤💬 06:44, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done impressive in a really negative way.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:25, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Block at devoyage

Status:    Done abuse--WikiBayer 👤💬 09:22, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Further blocks for that IP address should be addressed to local admins as preferably they should be undertaking any long blocks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:38, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion at

Status:    Done

Please delete Wikipedia:IPA for Khmer and Wikipedia:IPA for English as pages without any meaningful content. — FR 18:03, 3 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:39, 4 June 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of wiktionary:ug:hungary

Status:    Done

IP creation: small article without sense (no sysop). Thanks.--Eihel (talk) 13:35, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

done  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:18, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Global unblock for fb90 range

Status:    Done

@Billinghurst: @Jon Kolbert:

Would you unblock my IP address globally? I'm sorry for what I did. 2600:1702:38D0:E70:5CB7:66B9:78E6:2ECA 23:53, 19 May 2019 (UTC)

  Comment Jon Kolbert I am leaving this one up to you for the direction that you wish to apply for edits in the area. I will continue to apply short-term local blocks, and locally restrict editing by various means where problems are occurring, though have no plans to offer suggestions to users in this range.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:25, 20 May 2019 (UTC)
Please stop pinging people who cannot assist. The global block is managed by stewards, and stewards alone. If you mark it for a particular steward then others may well ignore it, and so may the steward who placed the block if they thought that unblock is sufficiently not warranted. If you wish to escalate this to all stewards, then use of email to stewards wikimedia org or use of the stewards' noticeboard. I would recommend the former as means to discuss the matter, and seek a resolution.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:05, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
  • @Jon Kolbert:. Trijnsteltalk 22:46, 24 May 2019 (UTC)
    @Trijnstel: and all stewards. With Jon Kolbert's absence other stewards need to deal with this matter. Please note abuselog entry. Stewardry is a shared role, and you should be discussing a means to move forward.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:58, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
    We did, but wanted to give Jon Kolbert the chance to reply. In any case, now   unblocked. Trijnsteltalk 22:11, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
    Thanks. Appreciate your attention to the matter.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:29, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of wikibooks:sq:Afrika sahariane

Status:    Done

Small article created by an IP without any sense (no sysop). Thanks. --Eihel (talk) 08:05, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Deleted, einsbor talk 09:26, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of w:xh:Intombazana

Status:    Done

Small article, created by an IP (no sysop since April 2017). Thanks. --Eihel (talk) 08:05, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Deleted, einsbor talk 09:26, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of w:ug:لەڭگەر يېزىسى (كورلا شەھىرى)

Status:    Done

Request made by User:Tulsi Bhagat. Reason evoked: "no useful content or article".
  postponement --Eihel (talk) 15:14, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

@Eihel:Why you postpone the deletion? Are there any reasons to do so? Regards,--Cohaf (talk) 16:24, 5 June 2019 (UTC)
done anyway  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:18, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Deletion for A1+G2: w:xh:Isisila senkukhu sibonwa mhla ligquthayo

Status:    Done

Small article, made for the Sandbox, created by an IP (no sysop since April 2017). Thanks. --Eihel (talk) 07:25, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Deleted, einsbor talk 09:26, 5 June 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of wiktionary:th:วิกิพจนานุกรม:ผู้ดูแลระบบอินเตอร์เฟซ

Status:    Not done

Creation of a page per IP with 1 character. --Eihel (talk) 15:11, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

  Not done There are local, active administrators. Vermont (talk) 15:15, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Oops, sorry Vermont. I was wrong wiki on Stewardry (little worries about slowdowns). Thanks. --Eihel (talk) 18:46, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Block vandal IP (is Wiki)

Status:    Not done

here --WikiBayer 👤💬 17:42, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

  Not done Please, ask local administrators. Ruslik (talk) 18:21, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Deletion of w:uz:MAN Auto-Uzbekistan

Status:    Not done

Article created in Russian, not in Uzbek. In Uzbek Wikipedia, articles should be written in Uzbek, not in Russian, that's why I request the deletion of that article. Thanks. --Agusbou2015 (talk) 15:43, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

That article was written by one of the Uzbek Wikipedia's administrators. Please contact them on their talk page or by other means go through local processes. Thank you, Vermont (talk) 15:54, 6 June 2019 (UTC)
Article not deleted, but successfully translated into Uzbek. --Agusbou2015 (talk) 20:40, 6 June 2019 (UTC)

Report vandalism on jawq

Status:    Done

q:ja:特別:投稿記録/ --Xiplus (talk) 13:54, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

The IP has been globally blocked. Esteban16 (talk) 21:18, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Deletion at hif.wikipedia

Status:    Done

Could somebody delete Wikipedia:WP:IPA for Italian? It was caused by a botched move made by me. — FR 15:17, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 16:10, 8 June 2019 (UTC)

Spambots of several accounts at es.wikisource

Status:    Done

See several account, adding same content from several account (puppets) and IPs:

Please review accounts and delete contributions --Shooke (talk) 21:21, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done. Esteban16 (talk) 21:33, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
@Esteban16: todavia sigue ... Shooke (talk) 22:20, 9 June 2019 (UTC)
Done, again. If it persists I'll contact stewards to handle it. Esteban16 (talk) 22:27, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Editing Common.css page in jawiktionary

Status:    Done

Hello. I'm requesting to edit Common.css page in Japanese Wiktionary (jawiktionary) because there are no interface administrators in jawiktionary. Specifically, the request is to change the following texts of lines 198-201 in [1]

  •メインページ #siteSub,
  •メインページ .subtitle,
  •メインページ h1.firstHeading,
  •メインページ h1.pagetitle {


  •メインページ #siteSub,
  •メインページ .subtitle,
  •メインページ h1.firstHeading,
  •メインページ h1.pagetitle {.

Jawiktionary changed the namespace of the main page from Main namespace to Wiktionary namespace in order to open the page "メインページ" for normal dictionary entry and to easily connect the main page of jawiktionary to that of other wiki projects. So, the page name of the main page needs to be hidden again by editing the common.css as above. This change has been proposed and discussed in jawiktionary commnity and the agreement now is ensured. The discussion page is [2]. Thanks. --Yapparina (talk)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 21:00, 9 June 2019 (UTC)

Deletion backlog on tl.wikibooks

Status:    Done

Backlog of deletion requests on wiki with no admins: [3] --Rschen7754 06:31, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

  In progress... Esteban16 (talk) 20:33, 10 June 2019 (UTC)
  Done Esteban16 (talk) 20:38, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

Delete Spam and other vandalism

Status:    Done --WikiBayer 👤💬 06:37, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

You want your own talk page deleted? Ruslik (talk) 13:33, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes, too. All posts by the user are misuse therefore all should be deleted.--WikiBayer 👤💬 20:35, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  Done Esteban16 (talk) 21:10, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Move azwiki Armenian Genocide page to non-denial name, and undo block of users who tried to move it

Status:    Done

While AZwiki technically has admins, several are under a cloud due to the Requests for comment/Do something about azwiki. Also a user who tried to move "az:Qondarma Erməni soyqırımı" ("So-called Armenian Genocide) to "Erməni soyqırımı " (Armenian Genocide) was blocked by an azwiki admin. A user told me that an administrator would have to perform the page move [4]. I would like a steward to do the page move ASAP: scholars universally recognize the Armenian genocide as such and having a blatant denial title is a liability for the project.

While I had given User:Araz Yaquboglu until 11:59 PM to undo the actions, I don't mind if a steward does it sooner.

Also please undo User:Հովտար's block. If possible please remove the block from the system as if it had never happened.

--WhisperToMe (talk) 05:58, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

WhisperToMe, anybody can move the page. It's not protected.
Also, the user in question didn't actually move anything, he redirected the page to the non-existing Erməni Soyqırımı which was then reverted. — FR 06:09, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
The concern is because User:Winged Blades of Godric had actually been blocked for moving the page before. Also pinging @Alsee: as he told me an admin needed to move the page. WhisperToMe (talk) 06:14, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
@WhisperToMe: The move protection thing isn't true. You can see for yourself in the logs for the page. –MJLTalk 06:22, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Ok. Now, what happens if an admin blocks a person who does make the page move and moves the page back, like what happened with Winged Blades? What will the stewards do? WhisperToMe (talk) 06:30, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
I don't know, but that hasn't happened here. I do feel like the block needs an explanation (maybe on Azaz's talk page?), but that doesn't have to do with the name of the page. –MJLTalk 06:35, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
The request is to move az:Qondarma_Erməni_soyqırımı (Fictional Armenian Genocide) over the redirect at az:Erməni soyqırımı (Armenian Genocide). I am unable to do so. Given the situation at Requests for comment/Do something about azwiki it is clear that there is a consensus that the current title is a severe violation of Neutral Point of View. There also appears to be a lack of currently-active local admins interested in performing this move, to the point that there is a large and growing consensus to revoke all az admins. The question is, do we have to leave the article at the current title while the revoke-all-admins mess slowly rolls forwards? Alsee (talk) 06:41, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
@Alsee: I moved the page to az:Erməni soyqırımların but it really should be at az:Erməni soyqırımı like you said. –MJLTalk 06:53, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  Partially done - since this is a clear NPOV issue that the global community has demonstrated needs to be fixed, I've done the pagemove. However, I will not unblock the account at this point. When the RfC is closed, we can take more action. For now, let the discussion continue please. It's been a mess for years and another day or week or however long it takes to close it isn't going to make a difference. – Ajraddatz (talk) 07:16, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Add skwikibooks to global bots wikiset

Status:    Done

Discussion open since 2016 and no opposition: [5] --Rschen7754 05:15, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 13:37, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Deletion backlog on tg.wikibooks

Status:    Done

Deletion request on wiki with no admins: [6] --Rschen7754 06:43, 10 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 13:30, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

Vandalism on ja.wn

Status:    Not done
--Xiplus (talk) 03:02, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
There is a local administrator and being active. It would seem more appropriate to address your request to that admin.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:04, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Delete my Discussiospage (deWikiquote)

Status:    Not done --WikiBayer 👤💬 08:22, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Leaving for local administrators, who are active.  — billinghurst sDrewth

Change map of Azerbaijan article on hywiki

Status:    Locally handled

Look there. Map is wrong. I try to change to correct map. But hywiki users revert my edits. Please fix this. (I write to User:Beko, but he did not answer). This is not NPOV.--NMW03 (talk) 09:39, 11 June 2019 (UTC)

@NMW03: I've nominated the map for deletion on Commons and replaced the image once more. –MJLTalk 12:01, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @MJL: Reverted again.--NMW03 (talk) 12:10, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
This should be brought to hrwiki admin's noticeboard which is more appropriate given 11 admins are there and all of them has edited past 2 weeks~1 month. — regards, Revi 13:44, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
@-revi and NMW03: I just posted on the talk page of an admin who speaks English. This can be marked closed for now, I think. –MJLTalk 13:53, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Closed. — regards, Revi 13:54, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
@-revi: I am sorry; I may have spoke too soon. I just got a template warning and an admin protected the page. :/ –MJLTalk 14:00, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
Stewards usually do not intervene over the content issues (which one is right or wrong) - it is up to local community to decide. (See also my one of FAQs.) I am not sure if there is anything we can do. — regards, Revi 14:02, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
RIP. Okay, thank you for the response. I'll try to figure this one out locally as well. –MJLTalk 14:06, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
  • @Ajraddatz:, you fixed pages on azwiki. Please fix this too.--NMW03 (talk) 15:06, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
    I don't think I have the authority for that, sorry. I'll take a look later to try and find out why they have it that way. – Ajraddatz (talk) 15:11, 11 June 2019 (UTC)
    @Ajraddatz:, you think you don't have the authority for change on Armenian Wikipedia, but you make decision about Azerbaijani Wikipedia? @-revi:, you said Stewards usually do not intervene over the content issues (which one is right or wrong) - it is up to local community to decide. But Ajraddatz made changes on Azerbaijani Wikipedia, because unfinished RfC. How that is possible? --Drabdullayev17 (talk) 06:48, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Note the "usually". If particular steward determines that specific case is "unusual" and they believe they need to intervene, that's up to them to decide so. That being said, I don't think this requires Stewards acting (and thus overriding existing community venues). — Gisado aka -revi 06:51, 12 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes, per what Revi has said, local processes have not been exhausted and there is no clear consensus for me to override them at this point. This is a relatively minor issue that should not be blown out of proportion. Some respectful explanation will likely resolve this situation, and if it doesn't, then we can proceed from there. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:22, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

  Comment Seems to be an editing and facts-based issue, which has traditionally been left with communities for consensus, not an area for intervention by stewards or global sysops. Stewards and global sysops are not higher authorities or places of last resort for some sort of appeal. The tradition is to use the article talk page to explain yourself and support your explanation with facts. If there is a clear community consensus, local administrators should act, where they have not acted or cannot act, then that is the time that a global sysop, or a steward, can come and implement that consensus.  — billinghurst sDrewth 21:13, 12 June 2019 (UTC)

Local discussion WhisperToMe (talk) 02:15, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

Delete request for w:ak:Susi Live

Status:    Done

Page created for vandalism. No local sysop. --Eihel (talk) 22:24, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done Deleted. Vermont (talk) 22:39, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Fix stewardbots delete.php

Status:    Not done

Not a traditional request, but posting this here to get more attention. Could someone with access to the stewardbots toolgroup on Toollabs make the change I suggested at SN#Scripts to see if it fixes the delete.php tool? I assume that if it does work, it would have to be merged into Gerrit as well.

@MarcoAurelio and Matanya: --Rschen7754 16:42, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

I'll take a look in a minute. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:35, 15 June 2019 (UTC)
Marking as   Not done in a sense, because the fix didn't work. [7] --Rschen7754 18:59, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Enable Global bots and/or Automatic approval to th.wikiquote and th.wikisource

Status:    Done

Thai Wikiquote (discuss) and Wikisource (discuss) allowed a Meta bot policy. Both discussion started from 2 June and no oppose by communities. Please add the both wiki to Special:WikiSets/2 and Template:Bot policy. Thank you. --Geonuch (talk) 07:52, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

@Ruslik0: as this is one of your areas of operations.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:08, 18 June 2019 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:40, 18 June 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion at hif.wikipedia

Status:    Done

Could somebody please delete Wikipedia:Request an account?  — FR 17:32, 19 June 2019 (UTC)

  Already done by Praxidicae :) — FR 10:36, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Cross-wiki Republic of Macedonia to North Macedonia change

Status:    Not done

As I'm sure everyone's aware, the Republic of Macedonia has now renamed itself to North Macedonia. On en-wiki, there've been a butt-ton of pages nominated for moving e.g. [8] [9] [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16] [17]. As I'm active at SWMT, I've also noted IPs starting to, in good faith, change categories on articles in line with this, however, as these categories haven't been moved yet, it's causing a redlink problem e.g. here. Can someone with cross-wiki move access implement these moves in category and template namespaces? Many thanks, --SITH (talk) 14:44, 16 February 2019 (UTC)

In which wikis do you want them moved? Ruslik (talk) 20:52, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: I suppose any of them which can be safely semi-automated with regards to translation. I assume they all follow the same category and a cat redirect should suffice and they'll get replaced in time. Many thanks, SITH (talk) 22:46, 16 February 2019 (UTC)
I would have thought that wikis would be organising their own responses rather than having some action from metawiki. It may be possible in small wikis to have some central action, though it would still seem that language knowledge is required and it is best coordinated locally. If communities lack the bot tools, then it is quite possible that we can organise some operators to make changes where those changes have been determined by the communities.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:54, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
Indeed — don't see a need for Stewards to usurp local processes unless a particular action/action plan is specifically requested. "Fix all names everywhere" isn't actionable. ~ Amory (utc) 15:22, 6 May 2019 (UTC)
  Not done Ruslik (talk) 19:04, 20 June 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion at hi.wikivoyage

Status:    Done

Could somebody delete all articles in the deletion category. (no sysop)  — FR 16:14, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Yes Please! I am a former Admin and support this request to be tackled ASAP. Thanks. --SM7--talk-- 17:41, 21 June 2019 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:43, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Request of deletion for wikibooks:hi:सामान्य भूगोल/समुद्रविज्ञान

Status:    Done

Nonsense page. (no local sysop) --Eihel (talk) 10:11, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done.--AldnonymousBicara? 10:31, 21 June 2019 (UTC)

Please delete these pages

Status:    Done

Thanks.--Turkmen talk 12:05, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Ruslik (talk) 20:38, 15 June 2019 (UTC)

Potential copyright infringement at Bosnian Wikinews

Status:    Done

I was looking at articles from n:bs:Kategorija:Novembar 2018., and I found a few (if not many) of them to be copied from sources. One article n:bs:Darko Mrđa i Zoran Babić proglašeni krivim za počinjenje krivičnog djela Zločini protiv čovječnosti is apparently copied mostly from portions of one government article. Another article n:bs:Austrija usvojila zabranu ustaških simbola is also probably copied from Al-Jazeera article written in one of Slavic languages, i.e. probably either Bosnian, Croatian or transliterated Serbian.

Unsure about articles from n:bs:Kategorija:Decembar 2018. and ones from other date categories. Nevertheless, I found n:bs:Boško Dević osuđen na kaznu zatvora u trajanju od 10 godina to be copied mostly from one source and another. --George Ho (talk) 00:34, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

All these articles were created by the same user. Have you tried to talk to them? Ruslik (talk) 18:18, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
I notified the user responsible for this; re-pinging Golden Bosnian Lily. George Ho (talk) 21:11, 15 December 2018 (UTC)
The text is not the same! Članak (n:bs:Austrija usvojila zabranu ustaških simbola) je prepričan sa ove stranice i ne sadrži isti tekst! Isto se odnosi i na ostale napisane vijesti! --Golden Bosnian Lily (talk) 06:15, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
I wonder whether the duplication detector agrees with you. George Ho (talk) 06:28, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
How about another detector then? George Ho (talk) 06:37, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
ok? --Golden Bosnian Lily (talk) 07:29, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
...I see that you made changes, which helps decrease the rish of copyright infringement. Meanwhile, I think this revision should be either revdel-led or hidden from public view.

As for "Darko Mrđa i Zoran Babić..." (detector 1, detector 2), I see you have done changes on one article. Revisions prior to 16 December should be revdel-led or hidden from public view. Nevertheless, the tools (detector 1 (A)(B), detector 2) can still find similarities of the "Boško Dević osuđen..." article. --George Ho (talk) 08:09, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

I also see the changes made. I think the revisions before the change should be revdel-led. --George Ho (talk) 08:34, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

I also found "n:bs:Rusija:U rijeci Amur pronađena vreća s 27 pari odsječenih ljudskih ruku", created by Arnel6-2, to be copied from the article. I notified the user about this discussion, but the user hasn't edited since March of this year. I would doubt that the user is going to reply soon. George Ho (talk) 10:40, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

George Ho, slažem se sa Vama da revizije trebaju da bude skrivene od javnosti. Želim Vam ugodan dan! --Golden Bosnian Lily (talk) 16:33, 16 December 2018 (UTC)
Thanks. Now that the changed were made, revisions before the change should be revdel-led. George Ho (talk) 19:17, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

Hey again, Lily. One of the detectors found similarities of "n:bs:Žalbeno vijeće Haškog tribunala potvrdilo kaznu za zločine Herceg-Bosne od 111 godina zatvora za Jadranka Prlića i ostale" with other sources. If you can fix the issue, then this revision should be deleted or hidden right away. George Ho (talk) 19:58, 17 December 2018 (UTC)

Hello @George Ho I'm sorry for my mistake, I didn't knew that is forbidden. I'm mostly active on Wikipedia, that was the only page i created on Wikinews. --Arnel6-2 (talk) 11:01, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

That's okay, Arnel6-2. Well, I'll check other pages for copyright infringements from the project some other time. George Ho (talk) 12:33, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
  Done All offending revisions have been rev-deleted. Ruslik (talk) 17:45, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Speedy deletion at sm.wikipedia

Status:    Done

Could somebody delete Would You Be Happy About Paying Double The Amount For Laser Toner Or Cartridges ?  — FR 15:11, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:37, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Potential copyright infringement at Korean Wikinews

Status:    Done

Korean Wikinews has articles infringing some content from third-party sources. Copied from n:ko:위키뉴스:사랑방/보존6#Copyright violation? (and modified):

Unsure about the ones below:

The ones below look mighty suspicious to me; they appear to have huge quoted content:

I talked to its admin "-revi" (the only active admin as of date and also the steward) about the matter. The admin said I can go to another venue for more outside help if necessary, i.e. asking other stewards who rarely or do not understand Korean. While other articles were deleted for copyright infringement, the above ones still exist. Then the discussion got archived after it stalled for a few months (i.e. without reply). Here I am asking for a request. George Ho (talk) 00:52, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

In the discussion at koWN is there a consensus to delete? If there is a consensus then that is the level at which action could be taken, when local administrators are not available. If there is no consensus to act, then stewards or global sysops are unlikely to do anything. The files are definitely not marked for deletion.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:38, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
I was pointing out potential copyright infringements. Also, the koWN community has been very, very small; its own village pump consists of just short-term editors and one long-standing admin. I don't know why a consensus is necessary when the community is too small, if not almost nonexistent. George Ho (talk) 22:57, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
Also, the editor responsible for the potential infringement has neither responded nor been active for months. George Ho (talk) 22:59, 17 February 2019 (UTC)
Deletion conversations in the smaller wikis can take make longer, and it would seem inappropriate for an outside decision to be made. I am not sure what you want global sysop or stewards to do. That community does not engage in your conversation should not be taken as authority for outsiders to intervene in deletion discussions. Further, as Revi is an active editor, a steward, and clearly part of that community, I think that you should discuss it with them at their local user talk page.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:40, 24 February 2019 (UTC)
I am too busy in real life to act on kowikinews: tho I find it suspicious as well. If someone wants to delete it for me, that's fine. — regards, Revi 00:54, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
@-revi: If there is a discussion close and recommendation at koWN, then I would think that global sysops can act for the community in a process sense; it is the decision-making where local admins exist that currently restricts us.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:59, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
There is no prior consensus for the AfD process: currently it's up to admin discretion, and I authorize you to delete those pages for me. — regards, Revi 01:02, 26 February 2019 (UTC)
  Done except the page which quotes the Supreme Court as judicial rulings are usually in public domain. Ruslik (talk) 18:07, 27 June 2019 (UTC)

Page to be deleted following an LTA

Status:    Done

The page:s:tr:Kişi:Yaşar Büyükanıt (no admin) by xwiki-contribsxwiki-date (alt)STIP infoWHOISrobtexgblockglistabuselogipchecker. He/she seems to have stopped after 5 deteriorations. Thanks in advance. —Eihel (talk) 16:15, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done Deleted. What do you mean by "deteriorations"? Vermont (talk) 16:21, 28 June 2019 (UTC)

Delete edits from Halkan beeshe (sowiki)

Status:    Done

(all tests/ no usefull content) --WikiBayer 👤💬 16:14, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done (as a side note this appears to be related to another potential LTA case) Praxidicae (talk) 16:20, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Request for deleting pages on srwikinews because of number of revisions

Status:    Done

Hi, I can`t delete pages listed here because of big number of revisions. Can you delete these pages? Zoranzoki21 (talk) 21:06, 16 December 2018 (UTC)

@Zoranzoki21: Yes, we can do it. But if you could state a reason why those pages should be deleted it'd be good. Thank you, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:14, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: Because we, community on srwikinews, want to remove old weather forecast things. As I deleted already much pages related to this (see logs at srwikinews). Zoranzoki21 (talk) 19:21, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
@Zoranzoki21: Okay. I'll handle this one. Will do it by hand or invoking a pywiki script (I'm not decided yet). Best regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:21, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
Note: I am having issues as reported at phab:T212356 so this is going to be slower than expected. Sorry. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:46, 19 December 2018 (UTC)
@Zoranzoki21: Could you provide a permalink to the discussion? Helps for here and for the deletion comment. Noting that there has been a fix coded and planned for release, the issue is that there will be no further code releases for about three weeks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:33, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
@Billinghurst and MarcoAurelio: We (@Acamicamacaraca, Ранко Николић, and Novak Watchmen:) discussed about this privately. They can confirm this action. Zoranzoki21 (talk) 01:43, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
Interesting. That doesn't sound like a community conversation to reach a consensus, that sounds like a few people imposing their point of view, benevolently or otherwise.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:48, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: Because there we no have active community. Usually we calls users from srwiki to give comment. Zoranzoki21 (talk) 04:12, 24 December 2018 (UTC)
Not wholly unexpected, when people have no ability to add to a discussion, or even to see the outcome of a conversation (public or private) and to know who were the decision-makers; it probably won't ever change.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:22, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Indeed, we did discuss the matter in hand. --Novak Watchmen (talk) 14:10, 24 December 2018 (UTC)

Noting that this is   On hold for now pending that the API change is deployed to all wmf branches before re-attempting. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:57, 5 January 2019 (UTC)
I'm honestly not comfortable doing on-wiki deletions with no on-wiki discussions whatsoever. — regards, Revi 08:09, 26 January 2019 (UTC)
There was a discussion last week and they agreed with the deletions requested (cf. Phabricator Task). I agree however that those pages don't harm. Whatever, they so choosed to remove them so I'll try to remove those when I get the green light from operations (the actorMigration script seems to still be running and causing db lag, which I don't want to increase with sequential bigdeletes). —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:27, 29 January 2019 (UTC)
Any updates? — regards, Revi 03:48, 8 May 2019 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio:? --Alaa :)..! 17:58, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, forgot to post back here. This was handled via a server deletion script some weeks ago. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:19, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Delete at miwiki

Status:    Done --WikiBayer 👤💬 22:20, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

  Done by Schniggendiller. Esteban16 (talk) 22:53, 29 June 2019 (UTC)

Pending speedy deletion requests on nahwiktionary

Status:    Not done

Please check wikt:nah:Neneuhcāyōtl:Para borrar en breve (edit: 28 subcats, 42 pages ATOW. 18:58, 13 August 2018 (UTC)). The only administator there has not been active in the last year (edits, logs). CC User:Marrovi as the author of most (all?) of those requests. Kind regards, Peter Bowman (talk) 18:53, 13 August 2018 (UTC)

  Not done, the "only administrator" you mentioned as well seems to be the author of most of these articles. I suppose it's best to wait until he returns. In the meantime, a ping (@Frank C. Müller:) should suffice. Regards, --Vogone (talk) 00:45, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
He really is the only one right now, no need to quote. I agree with you, though - it looked to me like he had left the project, but now I see he's still active elsewhere. Would it make sense to put this request on hold for one week or two until he responds? Peter Bowman (talk) 12:43, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
If you prefer, sure. I used quotation marks just to make it clear that I referred to someone whom you had previously mentioned. I am sorry if this has been misunderstood. Kind regards, —Vogone (talk) 15:11, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
Hi! Thanks for pinging me and informing me via my german Wikipedia-user-page!
Yes, I still am an admin at the nahuatl Wiktionary, and I think even I still am a bureaucrat. But I retired from this project in about 2014. In the years between 2011 and 2013 except Marrovi I was nearly the only active user in the nahuatl wiktionary.
In contrast to me Marrovi is a native nahuatl speaker, and he was a studious author in many of our projects.
But also he is a bit special, and in the meantime he is blocked on many projects. On the one hand he edits a lot, but on the other hand he often ignores the rules and even the manifold advice of his co-authors, and he nearly never explains or justifies his actions.
In the nahuatl Wiktionary I had established a certain system in building the Wiktionary and representing the language. Marrovi was adding a lot of words, and I nearly always had to correct or complete his entries. I could accept his knowledge of the language, and he accepted my way of structuring the language in the Wiktionary.
But we only were two! And we stayed only two! After three years of activity I began to doubt, if it was so meaningfull to write a dictionary with only two authors: one who thinks, he knows how to write a Wiktionary, but without any deeper knowledge of the nahuatl language, and one native language speaker who not actually is able to contribute as a member of a team, of a community, which has certain rules. So I gave it up and concentrated on german Wikipedia, Commons, and german Wiktionary.
I had a look on Marrovi's deletion requests (Neneuhcayotl:Para borrar en breve). Obviously he tries to reorganize the nahuatl wiktionary. I don't know if his intention is meaningfull or includes a methodical plan, and - pardon me - I have no desire to clarify this. I guess, Marrovi nowadays is the only human user in the nahuatl wiktionary, and I also guess, this is a rather dangerous situation.
So, I actually don't know, what do do!
gruß, fcm. --Frank C. Müller (talk) 11:26, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
Hi, @Frank C. Müller:, thank you for your comments (and thanks @Vogone: for reaching him on dewiki, I should have done that in the first place!). I have advised Marrovi to specify the sources he based his edits on, hoping it's a starting point to work on. mfG, Peter Bowman (talk) 11:03, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

I show you my photographs about my works and meetings at the University of Warsaw, in Poland [18], at UNAM (my mother university) and in Wikipedia about the Nahuatl languages, because now you can prove that I'm not an ordinary user as you were led to believe, many years of work guarantee me, is bother for me that you get ripped off. See you.--Marrovi (talk) 01:27, 25 March 2018 (UTC)

Your questions have been answered, can you read my answer in my user talk, they never make a message on my user talk, about questions. Obviusly I need help with a new changes over the Nahuatl languages. --Marrovi (talk) 12:05, 20 August 2018 (UTC)
Frank C. Müller, Are you understand Nahuatl languages? What is dangerous situation? No is the same Classical Nahuatl to Central Nahuatl or Huasteca Nahuatl, the words are differents, by this reason is neccesary to delete many articles. The Nahuatl laguages convention was the next month at INALI Institute; the standard alphabet for Nahuan languages is now A, B, CH, E, G, H, I, K, L, M, N, O, P, S, T, U, W, X, Y. Now they are making researchs about linguistic seasons, to connect ideas between comunities and to know the idioms or variants. --Marrovi (talk) 12:04, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

The Nahuatl variants are a rich heritage for Mexico, Now I have a standard language (Nawatlahtolli), but we have got many Nahuan languages very interesting as Tetelcingo Nahuatl, Mecayapan Nahuatl, Pipil, Durango Nahuatl, Huasteca Nahuatl, Tlaxcala Nahuatl, Texcoco Nahuatl (all languages are diferents) as soon as Hochdeusch (Deutsch), Bavarian, Palatine, Low German, Swebisch, Swiss or Tirol.

Obviously I try to reorganize the nahuatl wiktionary, because this Mexican language is the most studied in the Americas with Maya, Quechua and Guarani. I'm to studied Nahuan languages by 15 years ago with Native people and Nahuatl institutes, as other persons, I know and I speak this language, but I am not Native speaker.--Marrovi (talk) 12:29, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

Wikipedia projects are not atractive projects by indigenous communities, is very complicated but is the reality, User:Tepoxteco is only the Nahuatl Native speaker in Wikipedia projects.--Marrovi (talk) 12:55, 20 August 2018 (UTC)

I continue here.
@Marrovi: Thanks for your comment! You asked me "What is dangerous situation?": Dangerous is a wiki-project with only one user. Normally the wiki-projects are based on a community of many co-authors with a mutual supervision. This is the structural base of our quality. But a project with only one author has actually no supervision at all, and hence no proved quality. The quality is not proved: that's the danger.
@Peter Bowman: Where did you advise Marrovi to specify the sources?
gruß, fcm. --Frank C. Müller (talk) 12:47, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
@Frank C. Müller: I gave him my advice on eswiktionary, and his original request for help (several pending speedy deletions on nahwikt) is here. Regards, Peter Bowman (talk) 14:55, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
@Peter Bowman: Thanks for the links!
It's a bit complicated to keep together in mind all these edits in all these projects, all of them concerning the nahuatl languages and their representations in the different wiktionaries!
gruß, fcm. --Frank C. Müller (talk) 18:10, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

Frank C Müller invented many words in different nahua spellings, it's a chaos to eliminate that incorrect material in nahwictionary.--Marrovi (talk) 04:19, 6 September 2018 (UTC)

@Peter Bowman, Marrovi, and Frank C. Müller: I'll try another quick attempt to get this section resolved, finally. The situation seems to be:

  1. Frank de facto vanished from the project.
  2. Marrovi updates Wiktionary according to his knowledge of the language's standards and varieties.
  3. Tepoxteco is the only known native speaker of this language who contributes to Wikipedia.

Is my assumption correct that these updates by Marovi are not disputed? Otherwise perhaps Peter could arrange a review by Tepoxteco, if necessary (I unfortunately lack skills of the Spanish language). Should Marrovi's delete tags indeed turn out to be undisputed, I think it will be okay to proceed with the deletion of those pages. --Vogone (talk) 01:35, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

I have asked @Tepoxteco: to review those entries via email, he's been pointed to this thread in order to give his oppinion on this matter. Regards, Peter Bowman (talk) 13:47, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
@Peter Bowman and Tepoxteco: Any update? PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:11, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
Sorry, I have no news from Tepoxteco. Peter Bowman (talk) 22:20, 12 April 2019 (UTC)

  Not done No news (new comments or responses) since more than 2 months. --Alaa :)..! 17:57, 29 June 2019 (UTC)